Archive for July, 2010

Bad Weeds – David Prudhomme’s Rébétiko

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Released last year, David Prudhomme’s critically acclaimed, award-winning Rébétiko (la mauvaise herbe) is a celebration of the early 20th-century Greek tradition of urban music later united under that umbrella term. The story takes place over the course of a day in Athens, October 1936, a few months into the military regime of Ioannis Metaxas. It follows the actions of four musicians, all of whom are based on actual legends of Rebetiko.

DWYCK: The Dreams of Children

Posted by on July 11th, 2010 at 8:25 AM

Matthias Wivel on Argentine cartoonist Quino's strip, Mafalda.

Public Service: Dope Flounder

Posted by on July 10th, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Rob reviews DOPE FLOUNDER, the Free Comic Book Day anthology put together by Sparkplug Comic Books, Teenage Dinosaur and Tugboat Press.

My favorite part of Free Comic Book Day over the last three years has been the release of the

John Vasso’s Phobia

Posted by on July 10th, 2010 at 1:29 AM

Caroline Small discusses the 1931 illustrated book.

Golden Age Friday: Jack Kirby

Posted by on July 9th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Three Simon & Kirby combos ride sea horses, hunt treasure and work a giant Kirby machine

Sons of the Underground: Noah Van Sciver & Joseph Remnant

Posted by on July 9th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
One thing I've noticed in recent years is that there are an increasing number of young cartoonists who are drawing their inspiration directly from underground cartoonists like Robert Crumb, as opposed to the alternative artists of the '80s, the Xeric generation of the '90s or even their own peers. Joseph Remnant has been influenced by Crumb's realistic style, heavy use of hatching and crosshatching and bleak outlook. Noah Van Sciver's confessional style is not unlike Crumb's in some ways, especially the way he works out his problems on the page.

Wonder Woman’s Pants

Posted by on July 8th, 2010 at 7:27 PM

At HU, Vom Marlowe wonders why they have made Wonder Woman look like an Eastern European vampire.

War is Boring

Posted by on July 8th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
What David Axe finally encounters, less in the combat zones than in his return to the safe and sheltered United States, is not really boredom, but nihilism.

First Thing We Do, Let’s Burn All The Interviews

Posted by on July 7th, 2010 at 1:46 PM

More gasoline is needed in comics criticism.

Wednesday Illustrations: Robert Binks

Posted by on July 7th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
A second round of Robert Binks, illustrator of Ogden Nash's final poetry collection

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